Dr Amanda McVitty is a lecturer in the School of History at Massey University, New Zealand. She is particularly interested in the intersections of gender, law and political culture in Britain and France over the thirteenth to sixteenth centuries. Her current research project titled ‘Embodying the Law: Manhood and Authority in the Making of English Legal Culture c.1300-1600’, is also closely linked to her new book, Treason and Masculinity in Medieval England. In this seminar, Dr McVitty explores aspects of both as she examines gendered violence within the medieval English legal system.
All welcome- but booking is required.